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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
CEMETERIES: East Christiania Cemetery, ~ 440 burials.
OBITS: Mary Kellelea, Patrick Keegan, Mary Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, P. J. Karney, Anna Knox, Mrs. Johanna Kloepping
MARRIAGES: Bonham-Houts, Fuller-Stan, Fitch-Dezell, Owen-See
PEOPLE: J. A. Ennis, C. C. Eversole, Eva Evans, A. G. Spalding, E. J. Shrkee, George P. Smith, W. L. Sibley, Nellie Stone, William Sondermann, Mrs. R. H. Schatz
NEWS-BUSINESS: Mark Willson, New Lagland House, Chas Damerel, William Cadzow, John Gilman, O'Brien & Brice
NEWS-FIRE: 1887-Derailment, 1880-Hastings Fire, individual losses
COURT: 1885-Taxation, Frank E. Newell, John Ford, Christopher Sheopf, Victor and Oliver Paul, Nicholas Werner & Phillip Phillipp
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CEMETERIES: Highview Christiania Lutheran Cemetery, 650 burials.
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